Here is an inside look at the 2019 Yelm Tornados football team.

Links: Yelm team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

8-4 in 3A SSC (third place); lost to Bellevue in 3A quarterfinals

COACHING RESUME

Jason Ronquillo, seventh season

34-32 record



RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 6. Defense – 4.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

RB Carson Amendt, 5-10, 185, sr.

WR Sylas Franklin, 5-9, 160, sr.

OL Dylan Jemtegaard, 6-4, 265, jr.

OL Bradley McGannon, 6-3, 250, jr.

OL Hunter Mohl, 5-11, 260, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

LB Marcus Culler, 6-0, 195, sr.



DL Cameron Debose, 5-9, 225, so.

DL Dylan Jemtegaard, 6-4, 265, jr.

DL Bradley McGannon, 6-3, 250, jr.

LB Sean Rohwedder, 5-10, 190, jr.

THREE TO SEE

Carson Amendt, running back

Has good offensive line to run behind, so big outputs coming soon

Ben Hoffman, quarterback

Flip the script again: All-league linebacker returns to start on offense

Bradley McGannon, offensive lineman

Intriguing underclassman runs like a deer, dunks like a bouncy guard

OUTLOOK

Around Yelm, few will forget the highlights of 2018.

The Tornados not only went back to the state playoffs for the first time in 31 years, they won a dramatic last-second first-round game against Lakes to reach the 3A quarterfinals.

They graduated their offensive nucleus, but what Ronquillo does return is good talent and depth on both lines, led by McGannon, Jemtegaard and center Hunter Mohl.

After flashing natural ability as a ninth grader, Hoffman has been the coaching staff’s special project in developing as a quarterback. He saw playing time as a sophomore for the injured Kyle Robinson — and should be an effective outside-zone runner as well as a deep-ball passer.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 6: Skyview, 7 p.m.

Sept. 12: at Tumwater, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: Central Kitsap, 7 p.m.

Sept. 27: Gig Harbor, 7 p.m.

Oct. 4: at Capital, 7 p.m.

Oct. 11: North Thurston, 7 p.m.

Oct. 18: at Peninsula, 7 p.m.

Oct. 25: Shelton, 7 p.m.

Nov. 1: at Timberline, 7 p.m.

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